Annually it costs us hundreds of millions of dollars if not more for the medicare program. That burden is too much when a private company can do so much better at a fraction of the cost. The fact remains that the United States government is inefficient and ineffectual when it comes to social programs.
It is completely absurd that this issue is on the table. Our senior citizens have come to expect and depend on Medicare to help take care of their medical expenses and this is not an unreasonable expectation. Many politicians claim to be Christian conservatives but the idea of taking assistance away from our elderly is far from anything to do with Christ. We have an obligation as a society to care for those who need our assistance and our country would be heading down the wrong track by making cuts to Medicare.
The U.S. should not make cuts to Medicare because it is very hard for the elderly to support the cost of health care. When old people retire, they do not have any income so it become hard to support themselves. If Medicare is cut, it will make them more difficult to survive.
The U.S needs to make cuts, but this isn't where beneficial ones lay. People aren't going to be helped by the Medicare system being weakened, and the financial benefit to the country certainly wouldn't balance out with the damage to how people are taken care of. There are a lot of places to make some cuts (military for example) that make sense, this isn't one of them.